Day by Day History

JuneDescription/YearLocation of material (e.g. 1/31/1956 Witness, p. 10)
1June 1, 1970: Saturday Mass approved by Archbishop James J. ByrneThe Witness
2June 3, 1956: Senator John Kennedy was Loras College Graduation speaker.The Witness
3June 3, 1888: Bishop Hennessy laid the corner stone for St. Francis Xavier Church in Dyersville.Centennial History of the Archdiocese of Dubuque (1937), p.85
3June 3, 1963: death of Pope John XXIII.The Witness
4June 4, 1958: Msgr. Maurice Sheehy, the first of any priest-chaplain to hold the 3 star rank raised to the rank of Vice Admiral.The Witness
4June 4, 1944: The liberation of Rome by the Allied Forces on Trinity SundayThe Witness
5June 5, 1856: P. Brannon deeded 40 acres to Bishop Loras for a church to be built in WaucomaCentennial History of the Archdiocese of Dubuque (1937), P.151
5June 5, 2004: St. Pius X, Cedar Rapids, dedicated remodeled church.The Witness
6June 6, 1870: Corner stone laid for Assumption Church, Cresco, the oldest church in Howard County.Centennial History of the Archdiocese of Dubuque (1937), p. 135
June 6, 1944: Beginning of a series of bombings on Lisieux; sparing of Convent and Basilica seen as a miracle of The Little Flower.The Witness
6June 6, 1916: St. Patrick’s Church, Cedar Falls dedicated.Centennial History of the Archdiocese of Dubuque (1937), p. 148
7June 7, 1899: Dedication of Sacred Heart Church in Volga City.Centennial History of the Archdiocese of Dubuque (1937), p. 445
7June 7, 1970: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Lawler celebrated its centennial.The Witness
8June 8, 1965; Holy Trinity, Luxembourg celebrates centennial and pastor, Father John A. Theobald celebrates golden jubileeThe Witness
8June 8, 1942: St. Joseph’s, Bellevue, centennialThe Witness
9June 9, 1927: Bishop Daniel Gorman died. A priest of the Archdiocese of Dubuque.The Witness
9June 9, 1940: Centennial celebration of St. Patrick’s, Garryowen.The Witness
10June 10, 1949: Release of Strong Men South by Fr. William Menster. His experiences with the Byrd Expedition.The Witness
10June 10, 1911: First organized retreat for laymen in Archdiocese held in newly constructed St. Joseph’s Chapel (Loras College).The Witness
11June 11, 2006: Groundbreaking for a childcare facility connected to Newman Elementary in Mason City.The Witness
11June 11, 1995: Double celebration in New Vienna — St. Boniface celebrating its 150th anniversary; the city celebrating its centennial.The Witness
12June 12, 1910: Formal dedication of Holy Name Church, Rockford.Centennial History of the Archdiocese of Dubuque (1937): p. 479
12June 12, 2004: St. Michael, Plymouth closed.The Witness
13June 13: Feast of Saint Anthony of Padua. Iowa’s smallest chapel, near Festina, is named in his honor.The Witness
14June 14, 1916: St. Mary’s, Waucoma, new church dedicated by Archbishop James J. Keane. Previous church had been destroyed by a cyclone in Nov. 1915.Centennial History of the Archdiocese of Dubuque (1937), P. 154
14June 14, 1991: Loras College broke ground for a new campus center, in which to locate student services, a dining room and a conference center.The Witness
15June 15, 1944: Chaplain Albert Hoffmann received the Distinguished Service Cross, making him the most decorated chaplain of WWII.The Witness
16June 16, 1943: Archdiocese of Dubuque consecrated to the Sacred Heart of JesusThe Witness
16June 16, 1985: Centennial celebration of the smallest church in the Archdiocese, St. Anthony of Padua Chapel near Festina.The Witness
17June 1955: Father William Most, professor at Loras College was the winner of the 1955 Marian Library Award from the University of Dayton for having written the year’s best book on Mary, “Mary in Our Life”.The Witness
18June 18, 1967: Annunciation Parish, Lattnerville celebrated its Centennial. The last scheduled Mass in the little limestone church was on June 24, 1989.The Witness
18June 18, 1947: Most Rev. Henry P. Rohlman received the sacred Pallium as Archbishop of Dubuque, from the Apostolic Delegate to the U. S.The Witness
19June 19, 1891: Laying of the corner stone for Sacred Heart Church, Fillmore, in the presence of an immense throng of people.Centennial History of the Archdiocese of Dubuque (1937): p. 373
19June 19, 1979: Fire damaged Sacred Heart Church in Oelwein.
20June 20, 1854: first resident pastor arrived at St. Catherine’sThe Witness
20June 20, 1987: Beginning of the centennial celebration for Immaculate Conception Parish in Elma.The Witness
21June 21: Feast of St. Aloysius Gonzaga.The Witness
21June 21, 1963: Giovanni B. Montini was elected Pope Paul VI.The Witness
22June 22, 1918: Death of Archbishop John J. KeaneDriscoll, We pray for our priests, p. 4
22June 22, 2014: Celebration of 40 years of CEWs in the Dubuque Archdiocese.The Witness
23June 23. 1965: Msgr. James J. Watters named new auxiliary Bishop.The Witness
23June 23, 1843: The first 5 Sisters of Charity arrived in Dubuque, and were welcomed by Bishop Loras.The Witness
24June 24, 1883: St. Lawrence Church, Otter Creek, corner stone laidCentennial History of the Archdiocese of Dubuque (1937): p. 179
25June 25, 1930: Assumption Church, Cresco, new church dedicated by Bishop Francis Beckman. The old church had been destroyed by a fire in 1929.Centennial History of the Archdiocese of Dubuque (1937), p. 137
25June 25, 1951: A tornado shattered St. Wenceslaus Church in Duncan, but it failed to halt Confirmation, which was held a few days later out-of-doors near the ruined parish buildings.The Witness
26June 26, 1864: One of the first convent high schools west of the Mississippi. Cornerstone laid on this date by Bishop Smythe. “Mary, Seat of Wisdom” in St. DonatusCentennial History of the Archdiocese of Dubuque (1937), p. 64
27June 27, 1911: Laying of the corner stone for St. John the Evangelist in Independence.Centennial History of the Archdiocese of Dubuque (1937), p. 113
28June 28: Feast of St. Irenaeus, First Bishop of Lyons, France, the native diocese of our Bishop Loras.The Witness
28June 28, 2008: Beginning of the Pauline Jubilee Year recognizing the Apostle Paul on the occasion of the bimillennium of his birth between 7-10 A.D.The Witness
29June, 29, 1884: St. Peter’s, Clermont, dedicated by Bishop Hennessy.Centennial History of the Archdiocese of Dubuque (1937), p. 198
29June 29, 1947: Death of Msgr. Thomas Conry, former President of Loras College.The Witness
30June 30, 1936: Fire causes damage at Academy of the VisitationThe Witness
30June 30, 2006: Official closing of Holy Rosary Parish, LaMotte.The Witness